Novel Stunt Prevents Confusion
The Garden City Park, N. Y., Fire Department has instituted a method of avoiding confusion at fires, where too many men want to do one type of work. This stunt consists of painting on the back of each coat the type of duty which the wearer is to perform. The coats are stacked on the apparatus, in a different order each time, and as the men take the coats from the pile, they must perform the line of work indicated by the numbering on the coat. Thus there is never a shortage of men for such unpopular tasks as overhauling and picking up after the fire.